Other peoples computers you have no control over.
Pint of Cloudy Bollocks please
77 posts • joined 6 Jul 2015
One great idea would be multiple sensors to be used on farms monitoring temperature, rainfall, humidity, soil moisture, & soil acidity/alkalinity.
Couple this with the use of an automated drone using GPS to navigate over each of these sensors to act as the 'remote WiFi' to collect this locally stored data, which would overcome the issue of the lack of WiFi/4G signal over large rural areas.
Or just add WiFi repeaters across the estate too, to create a local hive network.
Call it PHARM - Portable Harvest Agricultural Realtime Management.
That'll be $5 million start up capital to get me up and running please.
"Shouldn't it also be illegal to buy or obtain "stolen" information"
You mean like the UK and US government spooks, who simply steal it rather than profit financially from it.
Or Google/Facebook etc, who take your usage of their systems as implied consent in order to profit from Advertising revenues
"... is Autoplay on USB even a thing?"
because users are idiots and expect 'things to work' without any understanding or effort on their part. Put a CD in a CD player - user sees it plays music. Put a thing in a slot, expect it to 'do something'.
The alternate is for them to, open file explorer or My Computer, navigate to the newly created drive letter and click it, then review the contents, whilst understanding the nature of file type extensions & not just look at the icons and assume the picture of a document is actually a document and not an executable, and then not ignore any warnings about the file being potentially dangerous.
So they chose the 'make it do something and hope for the best' as the default auto-play setting.
"Look at the world of flyover America? The mom and pop stores have been crushed by the tax dodgers of Amazon. The blue collar manufacturing jobs have been outsourced to China by misguided "free trade" agreements, and the professional and white collar jobs have been outsourced to India"
"3 legged would be better"
It depends how we define 'stable' - if this is meant in terms of 'resilience against failure', a 4 legged table could afford to lose 1 leg and would still remain more stable than a 3 legged table that lost 1 leg.
Same goes for those horses in the stable. However they are more likely to end up in a Findus Crispy pancake should such a failure occur.
" As for prolonged power supply work, never heard of a generator?"
Eh?! How does having a generator help if you have to swap a power supply inside a server?
Many servers (e.g. HP) have bays for redundant PSUs and redundant CPU/internal cooling fans - so this would have been a way to keep a server running whilst swapping out a failed PSU or fan - but a generator is of no help at all.
Amazon turnover is Billions. They make no profit.
Of course it's a tax dodge but it's a business model most Internet firms use.
Of course the old 'making a profit = successful business' intuitively makes sense. But in the the dotcom 2.0 bullshit it's about being 'worth' billions without making any actual profit.
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